Our charity performance at Westquay Shopping Centre

Our charity performance at Westquay Shopping Centre

A couple of weeks ago, we performed for the first time in 2023. We were super excited to kick off the year with a bang with a performance at Westquay Shopping Centre in Southampton. It also gave us an opportunity to fundraise for Westquay’s charity of the year, Abby’s Heroes.

Over the afternoon, we performed two sets, singing some of our favourite songs from artists like Ariana Grande, Little Mix and Billie Eilish. After the performance, we spoke to some of our Hedge End Academy members about their experience. Here is what they had to say.

What was it like performing at Westquay Shopping Centre? 

Megan – “I think performing at Westquay was really fun and a bit scary because loads of people came to watch us! My favourite song that we performed was ‘Brave’ (originally by Don Diabolo ft. Jessie J) because it makes me feel like I can be myself and do anything.”

Phoebe – “I found it an interesting but exciting performance because all of the shoppers in Westquay could stop and watch us. My family friend walked past and was really surprised to see me performing, which was cool! I also liked that we were performing to raise money for charity.”

It was your first time performing with Sound Pop Academy. How did you find it?

Sierra – “I was a bit nervous at the start but I really enjoyed performing with Sound Pop Academy. I really liked singing with lots of other members as it made me feel more confident.”

Isabella – “it was a really good experience!”

Can you describe the performance in three words?

Annabel – “amazing, fun, exciting.”

Jacob – “an exquisite experience.”

Daisy – “loads of fun!”

At Sound Pop Academy, we’re always looking for opportunities to help our members grow as performers. Our performance at Westquay Shopping Centre was the first of many amazing performance opportunities we have organised this year. We can’t wait to see what is to come!


Know a young person that loves to sing, dance or perform? You can book a free trial for Little Sound Pop Academy or Sound Pop Academy on our website at any time.

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